Tinkering for Tots

Pre-School Program

Greenfield Village

Special Event at Greenfield Village

  • Second Monday of each Month (May - October)
  • Time: 10am - noon

Free with Village admission.

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Monthly Themes

October

Let’s Learn About Metals
Many kinds of metals are found deep in the ground around us. Nails, cans and pots and pans are just a few of the metal items that we use every day. Metal can be used in many ways, for work and for play.

Hands-on Activities

How hard is metal? - Tin Shop and Armington & Sims Machine Shop in Liberty Craftworks, and Roundhouse in Railroad Junction
Visit these buildings to explore how different kinds of metal are used and to discover how some metals are soft and others are not.

Why does metal attract magnets?Village Pavilion
Why do magnets only stick to certain metals? Discover the answer, and make your own magnet game.

What can you make with metal?Village Pavilion
Punch and etch your own metal work of art.

Inspiring stories - Miller School
Join our storyteller, who will read stories to inspire your Tinkering Tot. Today’s stories include What Makes a Magnet? and What Do You Do with a Problem?

Artifact of the Day

Railroad turntable in Railroad Junction 
This amazing metal device allows railroad engines to be turned easily so the front of the locomotive is always pointed in the right direction. It also allows our steam engines  to be moved into the Roundhouse and then returned to work when repairs  are done.

Ticket Prices

Parking is $6 per vehicle for non-members, free for members.

Greenfield Village

    Member Non­member
Senior (62+) Free $24.50
General Admission (12-61) Free $27.00
Youth (3-11) Free $20.25
Children (2 & Under) Free Free

* Ticket prices are subject to change.

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October Program Map (PDF)
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